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Hoisington City Council discusses grant hurdles

Hoisington EMS Director Scott Fleming shared news with the city council Monday evening concerning the status of a grant requested from the Kansas Board of EMS to replace a monitor on the city's second-out truck. The original application was for the purchase price of a Zoll M-Series monitor for $31,804.77. The grant application requested a split of 75-25, with the city's share to be $7,915.19. Fleming reported the Board of EMS had contacted him to determine if the city would be willing to accept a reduced grant of $20,000 if it were offered ...

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBRC held monthly meeting on Monday

There were a few new items on the agenda at the Great Bend Recreation Commission meeting on Monday.

March 15, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Big Rural Brainstormers learn civic engagement ‘not a big thing’

Civic engagement is vital to Kansas' rural communities. That was the driving theme behind the 2016 Big Rural Brainstorm, sponsored through the Kansas Sampler Foundation, that was held last Monday at Newton's Meridian Event Center. People from all walks of life with a passion for breathing new life into small towns from every corner of the state converged to share ideas and knowledge about what has worked and what hasn't for economic development, preservation, and community building in their areas. But for many, the idea of civic engagement was both foreboding and foreign. This year, the BRB focused ...

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Libraries at risk over HB 2719

Great Bend is home to the Central Kansas Library System, CKLS, which operates out of the same building as the Great Bend Public Library. It is one of seven regional library systems in the state. A late bill that the Kansas House is considering now could spell the elimination of this and the other six library systems in the state.

March 15, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Advance ballots, voting now available

Voters in Great Bend, Hoisington, and Ellinwood can now apply for advanced ballots for the April 5 city general election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election officer.

March 15, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by : Great Bend Coffee Company, 2015 Lakin Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Dale Hogg and Cole Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Area ​GOP caucus results county by county

Kansas Presidential caucuses were held on Saturday, March 5. Here are the area GOP caucus results county by county. Party officials reported Monday they are currently counting absentee and provisional ballots which will be added to the total.

March 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Keep an eye on the sky

Spring-like weather has arrived sooner than normal this year, meaning there is a possibility that the spring storm season may arrive earlier as well, Barton County Emergency Manager A my Miller told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Mauler proud to represent county in Miss Kansas pageant

The Barton County Commission Monday morning passed a proclamation honoring Miss Barton County 2016 Hannah Mauler and designated Monday as Hannah Mauler, Miss Barton County, 2016, Day.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Fire in Barton County

According to the Great Bend Fire Department. At 2:46 p.m. on Saturday, units responded to a building fire at 300 SE 10 Road.

March 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Tornado siren test coming

As the upcoming spring storm season looms, Great Bend will participate in the annual statewide tornado drill, Great Bend Police Department Capt. Bob Robinson said.

March 14, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Robinson serves Great Bend community for 38 years; will retire this summer

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of an ongoing series of articles about local law-enforcement officers.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barton Community College to close for spring break

Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 14-18. Barton's offices will remain open through March 16, but will be closed March 17 and 18.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Barton Community College awarded state contract to serve as CDL test site

Barton Community College has been awarded a contract to serve as a CDL test site. The contract is with the Kansas Department of Revenue. Additional staff training will begin soon and logistics will be finalized in the coming months.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Edmonds talks school finance

A few different topics about Kansas were up for discussion during the Legislative Coffee that was held Saturday.

March 12, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

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Great Bend Public Library staff to attend Salina conference

Friday, Great Bend librarians and CKLS staff will travel to Salina to hear Valerie Gross speak about why Kansas needs libraries more than ever. She ...

October 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hoisington City Council considering creation of fire district

HOISINGTON - In its efforts to find a way to pay for a new fire truck, the City of Hoisington will seek to follow the example ...

October 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Couple arrested on physical abuse and rape charges

A Great Bend couple was arrested Friday on rape and child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that started last April, according to the Great ...

October 11, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News

Great Bend Girl Scouts welcoming new members

All K-12 girls are invited to join Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland as they make new friends this year, take action in their communities, build ...

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Cardinals debate well at Lyons

Hoisington High School debaters did well at Lyons recently. In the open division, Corbin Crawford and Taylor Schwartz went 4-1 and placed eighth out of ...

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff report - Oct. 10

October 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

Whooping crane migration soon to be under way

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late ...

October 11, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News

Dedication set for second memorial stone

Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans ...

October 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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